Silverfish

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What are silverfish?

Silverfish are aptly named for their silver coloring and scaled bodies. Typically, adult silverfish grow to be about one-third to three-quarters of an inch in length. These occasional invaders are known for their teardrop-shaped bodies and their ability to survive upwards of a year without food! During their life cycle, these pests go through three stages: egg, nymph, and adult.

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Are silverfish dangerous?

Silverfish don't sting, deliver painful bites, or spread diseases and they pose no real threat to people or animals. However, silverfish do pose a threat to many of our stored items such as photos, paper, glue, books, sugar, and more, as they are known to feed on these items. Beyond this, silverfish are primarily viewed as nuisance pests.

Why do I have a silverfish problem?

Silverfish commonly invade homes and businesses to find the humid conditions they need to survive and thrive. Although these pests don't need a steady source of food, silverfish are drawn to anything that contains polysaccharides or starches, some of which are listed above. So if your home or business provides areas of high levels of humidity for those invading silverfish to hide in and items for them to feed on, the silverfish that find their way in are likely to stick around for a while.

Where are silverfish commonly found?

Silverfish are usually found living outdoors under rocks, in leaf litter, and in other hidden locations. However, they are also quite common as far as invasive pests are concerned. They tend to linger in areas with high moisture and humidity levels like basements, crawl spaces, sinks, bathtubs, kitchens, showers, and laundry rooms.

How do I get rid of silverfish?

The best course of action is to partner with a trusted pest control company to remove them and prevent them from coming back. Green Pest Management’s residential and commercial pest control methods are designed to exclude and remove silverfish from your property in the most effective and safe way possible. In addition, our basic pest control plan handles a number of pests, including silverfish.

Give the pest and insect control professionals here at Green Pest Management a call if you’re ready to get back to pest-free living!

How can I prevent silverfish in the future?

When dealing with silverfish on your own, the best way to deter them from invading is by reducing humidity around your home. To accomplish this, consider using dehumidifiers around particularly humid areas of your home such as basements, crawlspaces, and laundry rooms. Beyond this, the only way to keep silverfish out for sure is by letting the pest control professionals here at Green Pest Management help. We're certain that we have a plan that will work for you — give us a call to schedule a free inspection!